NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Awarded Global Top Employer for the first time in 2023; certification in 22 countries 23 January 2023 – Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has received the Global Top Employer 2023 certification for the first time, with certificates in 22 countries compared to 14 countries in 2022. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Alstom Group has received this distinction in Europe, the third year for the Asia-Pacific region, including India, as well as North America and the first year for the Middle East.
Due to the ecological transition, Alstom must respond to a growing international demand for more modern and sustainable mobility solutions. With an order book of €85.9 billion, the Group maintains an excellent recruitment dynamic and explicitly targets young talent to contribute to smart and sustainable mobility challenges.
“It is a proud moment for us as we have successfully retained our position as the only Top Employer in the Indian mobility industry for the third consecutive year. At Alstom, our people agenda has been at the core of our business outlook and this win is a testament to the sheer dedication and commitment of our employees. We aim to continue providing higher engagement to our diverse workforce and empower and support them in their career aspirations,” said Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India.
With a strong order backlog of over €4.7 billion from its operations, and optimism for the Indian market, the company continues its recruitment drive in 2023. With a continued focus on hiring across the value chain – from production to methods, supplies, and functions, the recruitment will be a mix of engineers, technicians, and data science specialists. The team in India has grown consistently over the past few years, from 2,000+ full-time employees in 2016 to over 10,500+ team members today. The company heavily invests in nurturing and training talent across levels, from young graduates to engineering experts to senior leaders contributing to smart and sustainable mobility.
Today, Alstom is the only organisation in India’s heavy engineering and mobility sector to be re-certified. This is a testament to Alstom’s continued commitment towards creating a better workplace through excellent people practices.
Alstom invests in and trains its recruits.
In Alstom’s recruitment strategy, young graduates are mainly targeted. The company’s flagship Young Engineering Graduates Programme (YEGP) is an award-winning signature programme at Alstom India that has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2015. Today, Alstom has over 1,700 engineering graduates hired through this programme. The programme started from a small cohort of 51 engineers and has grown significantly with the onboarding of 300+ fresh graduates in 2022, representing 17 states and 40+ universities and institutions. Moving forward in 2023, Alstom plans to hire 650+ engineering graduates from 25+ states and 40+ universities and engineering institutions across India. The campus selection and evaluation process include panel members from a cross-section of business leaders, experts and HR professionals who identify the young talent to build smarter and greener mobility solutions for India and the world.
Learning culture at Alstom
To ensure the integration and development of its young recruits, Alstom in India counts on a solid internal learning culture. On average, using state-of-the-art technology, 27 hours of learning is achieved per employee in India against the learning target of 21 hours per employee per year. With an extensive catalogue, Alstom’s learning platform (iLearn) is notably digital and accessible from any equipment (computer, tablet, or smartphone). In addition, Alstom University offers immersive virtual reality experiences through its regional campuses, but also through the metaverse, using avatars and 3D models accessible from personal computers or using virtual reality headsets.
Profiles contributing to innovation and implementation of Alstom solutions
Alstom develops sustainable and smart mobility solutions. Throughout its value chain, the company offers a wide range of career opportunities in all functions, particularly in engineering and procurement and project management. In line with trends in the tech sector, software engineering and cybersecurity are among the most dynamic functions. In addition, new jobs related to hydrogen are also highly valued.
About Top Employer certification
Top Employer certification recognises a company’s commitment to creating a better working environment for its employees and excellence in human resources policies and practices. The Top Employers Institute certifies organisations based on their HR Best Practices Survey results. The survey covers six HR areas, divided into 20 themes: people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, training, well-being, diversity, and inclusion.
About Alstom India
Leading societies to a low-carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. One hundred fifty thousand vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2022, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 12th consecutive time. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people. The Group posted revenues of €15.5 billion for the fiscal year ending on 31 March 2022.
Alstom is India’s only multinational sustainable mobility provider with a comprehensive portfolio of offerings to meet customer-specific needs, from cost-efficient mass-market platforms to high-end technological innovations. Synonymous with the country’s ‘Rail Revolution’, Alstom continues to be a strategic partner in supporting India’s freight revolution and passenger movement. With six industrial sites and four major engineering centres, the company caters to domestic project needs and delivers for many international projects. Supporting the government’s modernisation initiatives, Alstom has been at the forefront of introducing several breakthrough technologies in India with world-class rolling stock, rail equipment & infrastructure, signalling and services. Fully aligned with the country’s vision of Make-in-India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Alstom remains deeply committed to strengthening its local sourcing and supply chain ecosystem.